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Lantern full-time staff receive 10 paid holidays, 15 paid vacation days, 3 paid personal days each year, 10 paid sick days, and a paid day off for their birthday. After two years of employment, staff receive an additional 2 paid personal days, and after three years, an additional 5 vacation days. Lantern offers staff Commuter Benefits, Flex Spending, and early dismissal days before 6 holidays.

Employees are eligible to enroll in Lantern’s health, dental and vision insurance coverage upon their first day worked. Lantern pays the full cost of life insurance for full-time employees. Lantern’s 401K Plan is offered to all full-time employees, and eligibility for employer-matching contributions begin after one full year of full-time employment.

Professional Development
Lantern is committed to providing all employees with opportunities for maximum professional development and goal achievement. Staff have access to an extensive roster of in-house training opportunities, along with an additional 7 hours of paid time off to attend training of their choice. Staff who are licenced Social Workers have access to a number of trainings for which they can receive Continuing Education credits.

Diversity & Inclusion
Lantern Community Services values the diversity of all our clients, staff, Board of Directors, and partners. By bringing diverse individuals and viewpoints together, we create more vibrant, healthy and just communities. Lantern welcomes individuals of all backgrounds and experiences regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, political belief, religion, immigration status, veteran status, class, creed, and mental or physical disability.

Our values

  • Be engaged, present and open
  • Cultivate safe spaces for our community
  • Celebrate achievements, big and small
  • Be creative in the face of challenges
  • Inspire, and be inspired by, our clients
  • Embrace diversity, valuing everyone’s experiences and abilities
  • Be leaders in our field